Pre-announcement: Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR) 2016

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support New Investigators to conduct research on timely interventions (e.g. programs, policies, social enterprises and resource distribution approaches) that have been initiated by others (e.g., policy makers, practitioners, communities). These interventions must have the potential to impact First Nations, Inuit and Métis health and health equity at the population level, and address one or more of the four identified exemplar areas (Suicide prevention, Obesity/Diabetes, Tuberculosis and Oral Health).


The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Support New Investigators to generate evidence about interventions in health and other sectors that have the potential to promote health and health equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples at a population level;
  • Catalyze new and existing collaborations involving new investigators, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, not-for-profit, private and/or public sectors within and outside of health;
  • Facilitate consideration and application of new evidence about population health interventions in decision-making.

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $675,000 enough to fund approximately 3 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $225,000 for over a period of up to 2 years. This funding is non-renewable.

Important Dates

This funding opportunity will consist of an application phase only. The launch is anticipated for August 2016 and the application deadline is anticipated for late Fall 2016.

Contact information

For more information please contact:
Tel: 613-954-1968

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